Throughout the six (6) counties of RESA 4, the Regional School Wellness Specialist (RSWS) works to develop a Coordinated School-Public Health Partnership. This partnership will build collaboration among community, schools, and county school systems to assist students and staff in achieving healthy lifestyles. This will ultimately increase academic achievement and enhance student success. The Coordinated School-Public Health Program (CSPHP) addresses 8 components of wellness, such as: staff support and wellness promotion; a healthy and safe school environment; family, business, and community involvement; guidance/counseling, psychological, and social services; health services; nutrition services; physical education; and health education. This CSPHP is a collaborative effort supported by the Bureau of Public Health and the West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Child Nutrition and Office of Healthy Schools.
Objectives for the CSPHP include:
Assisting in the in the formation and growth of county wellness teams Coordinating the expansion of the CSPHP model by bridging the gap between resources and needs Planning and providing professional development regarding school wellness topics Coordinating school wellness related policy awareness, accountability, and compliance. Other services provided by the RSWS network are:
providing Technical Assistance in Life Skills Training Electronic Health Data Grant Kid's First Initiative Health/PE Academy Health Education Assessment Project Fitness Gram Assessment School Health Profile School Health Index Youth Risk Behavior Survey Youth Tobacco Survey Safe & Supportive Schools Grant Click here for the Regional Wellness Council Contact and Resource List.
Jody LeRose Regional School Wellness Specialist 304-872-6440 Ext. 209